Connect with us


Health DG: “Travel Ban May Not Be Lifted Even After MCO Ends, It Even Needs To Be Tightened”


Pjimage 2020 04 24T091251.091
Source: Tatler Malaysia & Salaam Gateway

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

It’s Day 38 of the Movement Control Order and it was just announced yesterday that the MCO is going to be extended until the 12th of May. Although this may frustrate you, we have to remember that this move is necessary for us to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. However, it seems like even when the MCO is lifted, life may not return to normal immediately and we would have to get used to certain restrictions for quite some time.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah hinted yesterday in his press conference that the travel ban may still continue even after the MCO is lifted. According to The Star, he said that the border control measures introduced by the government have successfully reduced the number of imported Covid-19 cases and should be continued.

16150821 Dg 3 Cover 680X427 2

“We need to tighten border control, especially now, with the increasing number of cases in over 180 countries. Lifting the MCO does not mean we will lift border controls; in fact, we need to strengthen it further.” 

Currently, Malaysia has banned its citizens from leaving the country and only allowing those overseas to return home who will undergo a 14-day quarantine at designated quarantine centres.

Well, looks like we’re going to postpone all our travel plans for now. However, if there’s one thing we’ve all learnt from this pandemic is that Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah knows what’s best that should be done!


Also read: MOH Announces Another 20 New Covid-19 Cases, Imposes Travel Ban On 3 Countries

- World Of Buzz

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

My Post 2021 09 27T165035.046 My Post 2021 09 27T165035.046
News7 hours ago

PM: 12th Malaysia Plan To Project Nation Into Becoming High Income Country By 2025

The Rancangan Malaysia Ke-12 (RMKe-12), also known as the 12th Malaysia Plan, was recently announced and targets four key goals...

Ft Abuse Ft Abuse
News9 hours ago

Indonesian Maid Rescued After Being Abused & Forced To Work Without Pay For 3 Years In Perak

A female Indonesian maid, believed to be a victim of abuse and forced labour by her employer was recently rescued...

Teengaers Teengaers
News11 hours ago

PDRM: 9 Out Of 10 Teenage Girls In Survey Admit To Being Addicted To Sex

The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) conducted a survey recently and discovered that 9 out of 10 teenage girls in the...

Pjimage 43 1 Pjimage 43 1
News12 hours ago

“This message is not fake” KKM Will Contact Those Diagnosed With Covid-19 Using This Number

Scams are a pretty common occurrence in Malaysia whereby every adult would have received at least one call either from...

My Post 2021 09 27T005540.544 My Post 2021 09 27T005540.544
News13 hours ago

Those Without Smartphones Will Soon Be Able To ‘Check In’ With New Token System

Citizens without smartphones will soon be able to check in to premises with a new token system! Health Minister, Khairy...

Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen
News1 day ago

IGP Clarifies That PDRM Never Discussed Limiting Driving Licence To Senior Citizens

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah yesterday clarified that the proposal to limit the issuing of...

Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach
News1 day ago

Female Turtle Found Dead In Terengganu, Allegedly Drowned When It Was Trapped In A Net

As human beings slowly getting back to living normally, sadly, our effects on nature come with it too. The latest...

State Ft State Ft
News2 days ago

Senior Minister: Interstate Travel May Be Allowed In 3 Weeks

Malaysians may soon be able to travel across states, according to Senior Minister Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. According to...


Latest Videos